Kids to be charged for sex assault
MIAMI (WSVN) -- Charges will be filed against an 11-year-old boy and two of his friends for a sickening crime committed against a classmate on school grounds.
The trio were accused of a sickening crime in a Norland Elementary School bathroom against a young girl with special needs several weeks ago. The family of that girl has already filed a lawsuit after the accused forced her to allegedly perform oral sex on him, as two other boys, 11 and 13, held a bathroom door shut to keep her inside.
Miami-Dade Schools Police said they examined the case closely before deciding to file the criminal charges against these three juveniles.
Last week, the victim's mother spoke about the ordeal her 11-year-old daughter allegedly suffered inside that school's bathroom. She said she was disturbed by the accused attacker's ruthless behavior. "Normally, a child will see another child cry, and then maybe run away because the child is crying, so as to not alert anyone, but he didn't even do that. He still made her perform the act," the mother said.
According to the mother, her daughter has a form of autism and was forced to perform the sex act on the boy as two other boys guarded the door outside. "He locked the door while the other two were outside waiting," said the mother, "so when she finally broke loose to run outside, they were pushing her back inside the bathroom."
Ariel Saban, the victim's attorney, said the fact that this attack occurred at around 11 in the morning, in the middle of the school day, is an affront to society. "This is a case that not only affects my client, her family," said attorney Ariel Saban, who represents the family, "but it affects the entire community because this is something that should not occur on school grounds to this child or to any child, and we're trying to make sure that everything is done to correct this and prevent this from occurring to other children."
Police said the suspects will face the charges in court and will be spared being cuffed for their actions. The court process will begin as early as Wednesday, when they will face the charges in a juvenile court.
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